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God never said that the journey will be easy, but he did said that the arrival will be worthwhile — Max Lucado

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God's greatest blessings often come costumed as disasters. Any doubters need to do nothing more than ascend the hill of Calvary. — Max Lucado

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Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you. If anything costs you your faith or your family, the price is too high. Such is the point Jesus makes in the parable of the portfolio. — Max Lucado

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You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one shot at seeing you shine. — Max Lucado

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We exist to exhibit God, to display his glory. We serve as canvases for his brush stroke, papers for his pen, soil for his seeds, glimpses of his image. — Max Lucado

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No one can teach your child like you can. No nanny, Bible school teacher, aunt, or uncle has your authority. What a phenomenal privilege is yours. — Max Lucado

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I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness, I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves. — Max Lucado

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Indeed, baptism is a vow, a sacred vow of the believer to follow Christ. Just as a wedding celebrates the fusion of two hearts, baptism celebrates the union of sinner with Savior. — Max Lucado

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Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist. — Max Lucado

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But here the correlation with Beauty and the Beast ends. In the fable, the beauty kisses the beast. In the Bible, the beauty does much more. He becomes the beast so the beast can become the beauty. Jesus changes places with us. We, like Adam, were under a curse, but Jesus "changed places with us and put himself under that curse" (Gal. 3:13). — Max Lucado

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Once you have seen his face you will forever long to see it again. — Max Lucado

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If you see your troubles as nothing more than isolated hassles and hurts, you'll grow bitter and angry. Yet if you see your troubles as tests used by God for his glory and your maturity, then even the smallest of incidents takes on significance. — Max Lucado

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If Jesus heals you instantly, praise him. If you are still waiting for healing, trust him. Your suffering is your sermon. — Max Lucado

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Human love is emotional. Feelings dominate a human's love landscape. We feel as though we're in love, or we don't feel as though we're in love. Hormones, sleeplessness, wory, past hurts, Mexican food
all complicate these emotions. — Max Lucado

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God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God. — Max Lucado

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Bread of Life? Jesus lived up to the title. But an unopened loaf does a person no good. Have you received the bread? Have you received God's forgiveness? — Max Lucado

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There is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing. We long to see God. The leaves of life are rustling with the rumor that we will - and we won't be satisfied until we do. — Max Lucado

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The difficulties have taken much away. I get that. But there is one gift your trouble cannot touch: your destiny. — Max Lucado

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Jesus was robustly thankful. — Max Lucado

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God loves people just the way they are, but He loves them too much to leave them that way! — Max Lucado

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Moses preferred to go nowhere with God than anywhere without him. — Max Lucado

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You know people just assume, 'Well, all my life I'll be a worrier.' That doesn't have to be true. There's a way to drink from God's presence so much that worry begins to dissipate. — Max Lucado

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Forgiveness is not saying that the one who hurt you was right. Forgiveness is stating that God is faithful and he will do what is right. — Max Lucado

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You may be transferred, enlisted, commissioned, reassigned, or hospitalized - but brand this on your heart - you can never go where God is not. — Max Lucado

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14He brought them out of their gloom and darkness and broke their chains. 15Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does — Max Lucado

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There is not a hint of one person who was afraid to draw near him [Jesus]. There were those who mocked him. There were those who were envious of him. There were those who misunderstood him. There were those who revered him. But there was not one person who considered him too holy, too divine, or too celestial to touch. There was not one person who was reluctant to approach him for fear of being rejected. — Max Lucado

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What the new mate, sports car, or unexpected check could never do, Christ says, "I Can." You'll love how he achieves it. He reconnects your soul with God. — Max Lucado

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In God's hands intended evil becomes eventual good. — Max Lucado

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Your financial struggles have not gone unnoticed in heaven. — Max Lucado

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It's God's job to run the world. Sometimes we accomplish more by doing less. — Max Lucado

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Through is a favorite word of Gods ... [follow with] (Isa. 43.2) — Max Lucado

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For faith with no effort is no faith at all. — Max Lucado

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What Christ does in us and through us will always be 'exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.' — Max Lucado

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You are who God says you are. Spiritually alive. Heavenly positioned. Connected to the Father. A billboard of mercy. An honored child. — Max Lucado

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God has proven himself as a faithful father. Now it falls to us to be trusting children. — Max Lucado

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Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. — Max Lucado

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Is it possible for an unbaptized believer to be saved? Yes, definitely. Should every believer be baptized? Yes, definitely. — Max Lucado

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Worry divides the mind. — Max Lucado

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There is one word to describe the night He came - ordinary... But God dances amidst the common. And that night He did a waltz. — Max Lucado

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If hurts were hairs, we'd all look like grizzlies. — Max Lucado

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Christ became one of us to redeem all of us. — Max Lucado

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Ponder the achievement of God. He doesn't condone our sin, nor does he compromise his standard. He doesn't ignore our rebellion, nor does he relax his demands. Rather than dismiss our sin, he assumes our sin and, incredibly, sentences himself. God's holiness is honored. Our sin is punished ... and we are redeemed. God does what we cannot do so we can be what we dare not dream: perfect before God. — Max Lucado

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The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God's plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children. — Max Lucado

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It's one thing to be discouraged. It's another thing to have despair. Despair is when you think there's just no end to this [suffering]. There's no solution for this. Despair is when you think that your suffering has no purpose, and your suffering has no end. — Max Lucado

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Difficult days demand decisions of faith. — Max Lucado

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I believe ingratitude is the original sin. I believe if Adam and Eve had been grateful for the garden of Eden they had, they would not have been so focused on the one tree they didn't have. — Max Lucado

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Our God is abundant in love and steadfast in mercy. He saves us, not because we trust in a symbol, but because we trust in a Savior. — Max Lucado

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The cross, the zenith of history. All of the past pointed to it, and all of the future would depend upon it. It's the great triumph of heaven: God is on the earth. And it is the great tragedy of earth: man has rejected God. — Max Lucado

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For all its peculiarities and unevenness, the Bible has a simple story. God made man. Man rejected God. God won't give up until he wins him back. God will whisper. He will shout. He will touch and tug. He will take away our burdens; he'll even take away our blessings. If there are a thousand steps between us and him, he will take all but one. But he will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours. Please understand. His goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you His. His goal is not to get you what you want; it is to get you what you need. — Max Lucado

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We will find grace to help us when we need it — Max Lucado

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You long for one true friend? You have one. And because you do, you have a choice. You can ... ponder the malice of your monster or the kindness of your Christ. — Max Lucado

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God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant. — Max Lucado

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You don't have to live with a dehydrated heart. Receive Christ's work on the Cross, the energy of his Spirit, his lordship over your life, his unending, unfailing love. Drink deeply and often. And out of you will flow rivers of living water. from Come Thirsty — Max Lucado

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If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. — Max Lucado

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God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue ... He is able to do what you can't. He already has a plan. God's not bewildered. Go to Him. — Max Lucado

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You can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else can do it. — Max Lucado

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Honesty and vulnerability endear us to people; they don't endanger us in our relationship. — Max Lucado

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Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus' touch. We experience his care. — Max Lucado

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As long as you hate your enemy, a jail door is closed and a prisoner is taken. But when you try to understand and release your foe from your hatred, then the prisoner is released and that prisoner is you. — Max Lucado

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We can take our parenting fears to Christ. In fact, if we don't, we'll take our fears out on our kids. Fear turns some parents into paranoid prison guards who monitor every minute, check the background of every friend. They stifle growth and communicate distrust. A family with no breathing room suffocates a child. On the other hand, fear can also create permissive parents. For fear that their child will feel too confined or fenced in, they lower all boundaries. High on hugs and low on discipline. They don't realize that appropriate discipline is an expression of love. Permissive parents. Paranoid parents. How can we avoid the extremes? We pray. — Max Lucado

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Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts. — Max Lucado

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Want to learn to forgive? Then consider how you've been forgiven. — Max Lucado

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Pits have no easy exits. — Max Lucado

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God is too gracious to ask you to do something you hate — Max Lucado

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God is angry at the evil that ruins his children. The question is not, "How dare a loving God be angry?" but rather, "How could a loving God feel anything less? — Max Lucado

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Of all the things you must earn in life, God's unending affection is not one of them. You have it. Stretch yourself out in the hammock of grace. — Max Lucado

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May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life. — Max Lucado

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And because we look for the bonfire, we miss the candle. Because we listen for the shout, we miss the whisper. But it is in burnished candles that God comes, and through whispered promises he speaks: "When you doubt, look around; I am closer than you think. — Max Lucado

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Prayer is the hand of faith on the door knob of your heart, inviting Jesus to enter. — Max Lucado

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Today's belief is tomorrow's behavior. If you want to be happier person tomorrow, sow seeds of happiness today. — Max Lucado

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Jesus humbled himself. He went from commanding angels to sleeping in the straw. From holding stars to clutching Mary's finger. The palm that held the universe took the nail of a soldier. Why? Because that's what love does. It puts the beloved before itself. — Max Lucado

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28So let us be thankful, because we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We should worship God in a way that pleases him with respect and fear, 29because our God is like a fire that burns things up. — Max Lucado

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Trust God on this one - the short-term pleasure isn't worth the long-term consequences. If you find yourself in a tempting situation, take Paul's advice: run! — Max Lucado

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Management guru Jim Collins has some good words here. He and Morten T. Hansen studied leadership in turbulent times. They looked at more than twenty thousand companies, sifting through data in search of an answer to this question: Why in uncertain times do some companies thrive while others do not? They concluded, "[Successful leaders] are not more creative. They're not more visionary. They're not more charismatic. They're not more ambitious. They're not more blessed by luck. They're not more risk-seeking. They're not more heroic. And they're not more prone to making big, bold moves." Then what sets them apart? "They all led their teams with a surprising method of self-control in an out-of-control world."2 — Max Lucado

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Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don't. Recognizing the treasure in the simple - a child's hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common. — Max Lucado

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Write today's worries in sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone. Pick up the stone of the past. — Max Lucado

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When our deepest desire is not the things of God, or a favor from God, but God Himself, we cross a threshold. — Max Lucado

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Patience is more than a virtue for long lines and slow waiters. Patience is the red carpet upon which God's grace approaches us. — Max Lucado

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Life is a gift, albeit unassembled. It comes in pieces, and sometimes it falls to pieces. — Max Lucado

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Our lives are a little like a milkshake. Ingredients get mixed together. Some of the ingredients are unimpressive by themselves. Some - rejections, disappointments, failures - are awful at the time. Yet God shakes them up and pours them out into a concoction that is delicious and good. — Max Lucado

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Even though you may not understand how God works, you know he does. — Max Lucado

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You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do, or what you have done, but simply because you are — Max Lucado

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Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. PSALM 23:6 NKJV — Max Lucado

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We fear saying the wrong thing or using the wrong tone or acting the wrong way. So rather than do it incorrectly, we do nothing at all. — Max Lucado

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There is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish. — Max Lucado

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I believe for God not to allow pain to happen in the world is for Him to extract free will from the world. — Max Lucado

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It's nothing mystical, necessarily. It's nothing secretive. It's just what we do with our body we do with our soul. — Max Lucado

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Seek beauty and miss love.
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God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use. — Max Lucado

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A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. — Max Lucado

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Be a doer, not a stewer. — Max Lucado

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We will never be cleansed until we confess we are dirty. And we will never be able to wash the feet of those who have hurt us until we allow Jesus, the one we have hurt, to wash ours. — Max Lucado

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God's love never ceases. Never ... God doesn't love us less if we fail or more if we succeed. God's love never ceases. — Max Lucado

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Fear will always knock on your door. Just don't invite it in for dinner. And for heaven's sake, don't offer it a bed for the night. — Max Lucado

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Whether or not storms come, we can not choose. But where we stare during a storm, that we can. — Max Lucado

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In the Chinese language the word for righteousness is a combination of two characters, the figure of a lamb and a person. The lamb is on top, covering the person. Whenever God looks down at you, this is what he sees: the perfect Lamb of God covering you. — Max Lucado

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He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love
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Worship is the thank you that can't be silenced — Max Lucado

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Perhaps you do not understand that God is kind to you so you will change your hearts and lives" (Rom. 2:4 NCV). The — Max Lucado

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The next time you think that no one understands or cares, reread the fourteenth chapter of Mark and pay a visit to Gethsemane. And the next time you wonder if God really perceives the pain that prevails on this dusty planet, listen to him pleading among the twisted trees. The next time you are called to suffer, pay attention. It may be the closest you'll ever get to God. Watch closely. It could very well be that the hand that extends itself to lead you out of the fog is a pierced one. No Wonder They Call Him the Savior — Max Lucado